The Leela Palace, Bengaluru, revamped its menu to cater to the ever-changing cravings of food connoisseurs and introduced duck and turkey as regular meals. These meats’ common perception remains to be a conventional backdrop of duck and turkey that labels them as celebratory meals. However, the hotel understood the evolving sector and its patrons’ expectations and thus integrated scrumptious delicacies made from meat in its regular menu, which shall now be available throughout the year.
Encouraging the consumption of duck and turkey while keeping in mind its versatility and lean quotient, the hotel also conducted an event where it endeavoured to make meat-enthusiasts aware of the benefits of the meat. The event was held at the hotel’s popular restaurants Citrus and Zen, and further focused on slashing the stereotype of constraining them to celebratory meals. It also helped change minds and give a new perspective to food lovers, emphasising how people should turn to a well-balanced and nutritive diet, especially now more than ever. A U.S Poultry Station in the middle of the restaurants was much appreciated by the guests who enjoyed the buffet at these restaurants at lunch and dinner. The buffet offered delectable dishes made using USAPEEC’s (U.S.A. Poultry & Egg Export Council) turkey and duck, which were the events’ stars.
“US duck was roasted and carved on the table for the celebrations, and we also have few stir-fries on offer. Duck is red meat; it is very lean and healthy because the fat is on the skin, which can be easily removed. It can use it for burgers, salads, soups, and much more! It goes very well with Indian spices and can be substituted for chicken or mutton,” said Mir Zafar Ali, Executive Chef, The Leela Palace, Bengaluru.
Including duck and turkey in the lunch and dinner menu such as Dum ka Turkey, Turkey Raan, salad, kebabs, Duck pepperfry and Turkey makhani as regular meals are catching traction. Patrons are understanding how it is safe and healthy to consume them and thus making the event and the objective of The Leela Palace, Bengaluru, successful. The hotel has some of the finest gastronomic destinations and experiences in the city and strives for more and more people to witness it for themselves.